Singer/songwriter Kimbra has won the 2011 Vanda and Young Songwriting Contest, earning her a purse of 50,000 Australian dollars.
The New Zealand-born writer hasn’t even published an album yet, which makes her feat even more amazing.
Her single, Cameo Lover, beat 4,000 other entries to scoop the prize – a truly great way to gain recognition so early in her career. “It’s awesome to have the hard work that went into Cameo Lover acknowledged at this level,” Kimbra said.
Born Kimbra Johnson, she is now based in Melbourne.